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Richards NHL's No. 2 star of the week

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

Rangers alternate captain Brad Richards has been recognized by the National Hockey League for scoring seven points over the past four games, as he was named the NHL's Second Star of the Week on Monday.

Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd was the league's No. 1 star, and San Jose's Logan Couture was the No. 3 star for the week ending April 21

Here is a look at Richards' accomplishment in the past week:

Brad Richards



Richards led the NHL with four goals and tied for second with seven points in four games as the Rangers earned six out of a possible eight points to remain in the top eight in the Eastern Conference. After being held off the scoresheet in a 4-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers April 16, Richards rebounded with a goal and an assist in a 6-1 win over the Florida Panthers April 18. He recorded his first career hat trick, including the game-winning goal, in an 8-4 victory over the Buffalo Sabres April 19. Richards then closed the week by posting two assists in a 4-1 triumph over the New Jersey Devils April 21. The 32-year-old Murray Harbour, P.E.I., native has played in 43 games this season and ranks third on the Rangers in both points (30) and assists (20).

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